Author: Steven Liaros

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Director of PolisPlan. Find more of his writing on Medium.

Steven Liaros is a town planner and author of ‘Rethinking the City’—an exploration of the historical ideas that underpin the organisation of cities—showing how these ideas are being transformed by the Internet. With qualifications in civil engineering, town planning and environmental law, Steven is currently undertaking a PhD research project at the University of Sydney's Department of Political Economy. The project aim is to create a new model for regenerative land development based on the principles of the circular economy and as an organisational principle for building resilient and globally connected, local communities.

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Gross Domestic Efficiency: An Ecological Measure of Prosperity

Any approach we adopt for measuring economic activity should have a meaningful and useful underlying objective, such as to improve human health and well-being or the encouragement of activities that improve the health of natural systems. Indeed human health and environmental health are intimately interconnected. Read More …

Economic Disruptions Will Reshape Our Cities

We have become accustomed in recent years to talk about economic disruptions. Disruption of the taxi industry by Uber and of the hotel industry by Airbnb. Before that we had the disappearance of film processing stores and music record stores with the arrival of digital Read More …

Post Truth Doublethink

In his classic novel of a dystopian future ‘1984’, George Orwell defines the idea of ‘doublethink’, which I believe perfectly describes the character of our political conversations today: Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of Read More …